Grant Guidelines

Grant Guidelines

We will award funding for projects or programs that demonstrate
meaningful and measurable impact at the intersection of three areas:

These funds are restricted to costs directly related to implementing a program, such as salaries of program staff or consultants, outreach, marketing, supplies, materials, events, local travel, and reasonable indirect costs (overhead).
ELIGIBILITY
  • Registered organization in Haiti
  • Programs/Projects that address at least one of the pillars
CRITERIA
  1. Mission alignment: How well the proposal addresses the content areas (environment, entrepreneurship, civic education) in an integrated way, within the context of a root cause analysis.
  2. Track record of prospective achievement demonstrated by measurable outcomes and empowering local Haitians as the agents of change.
  3. Ability to execute: organizational capacity including sustainability of other funding sources, and ability to collaborate with other partners.
  4. Preference given to requests for grants that are less than 40% of the overall budget.
  5. Preference given to Haitian-led organizations based in Haiti.
    • These are nonprofits with a Haitian majority Board & Executive leadership, who demonstrate a track outcome that are sustainable.
  6. Scope of impact demonstrated by measurable outcomes (e.g. Number of people impacted, geographic scope, and unique and promising approach)
TERMS & PARAMETERS OF GRANTS
  • There is no limit to the number of times a grantee may reapply
  • Organizations may apply only once per year
  • The size of grants will be based on A.C.T.’s annual budget, the number of proposals, and grant criteria
PROPOSAL PROCESS
STEP 1
  1. Standing Grants Committee will source, cultivate and invite letters of interest for organizations and programs that meet ACT’s criteria (see above).
STEP 2
  1. Organizations will be invited to submit a letter of interest, either in in Kréyòl or English, to A.C.T. by Email or Post. The letter should include the following information:
    • Mission of the program including its geography and scope
    • Program budget size
    • Program timeline projection
    • Brief summary of how the grant will be used including:
      • Theory of change or description of intervention
      • List of collaborations, if any
      • Primary contact for the organization
  2. Attach the following to the Letter of Interest:
    • Proof of registration
    • Financials
    • List of executive leadership including demographic
STEP 3
  1. Organizations will receive notice requesting for a full proposal: It should adequately address all the items listed in Step 2 plus the following:
    • A detailed plan for implementation including budget and timeline
    • short-term (1-3 years) outcomes including: number of people served, geographical scope, and t expected impact
    • Long term impact (5-10 years) outcomes including; systems or community level impact
    • A summary of how the program or project design builds on past experience
    • A description of program/project sustainability of current and future funding sources
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